Bureau issues flood watch for North Queensland

UPDATE:

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flood warning for catchments north of Townsville over the next three days.

Rainfall totals of 100-200mm have been recorded in the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday on the North Tropical Coast.

Heavy rainfall associated with the Monsoon Trough will continue to affect coastal catchments, the bureau said.

 

EARLIER:

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a wet Christmas for many parts of Queensland including Mackay.  

The days following Christmas rain is also being forecast.  

 

Christmas Eve

Mackay - 2-5mm 

Moranbah - 0mm

Bowen - 0mm  

Christmas Day

Mackay - 5-10mm 

Moranbah - 0mm

Bowen - 1-5mm  

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Boxing Day

Mackay - 25-50mm 

Moranbah - 5-15mm

Bowen - 25-50mm  

December 27

Mackay - 50-100mm 

Moranbah - 15-25mm

Bowen - 15-25mm  

The rainfall outlook for Christmas Day for the region. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology.
The rainfall outlook for Christmas Day for the region. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology. Contributed

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